Labor Unions

Rob Baril, president of the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU, speaks about wage increases for workers at a press event in April.
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Union officials say more than 2,800 workers at over two dozen nursing homes across Connecticut are ready to hit the picket line at 6 a.m. Friday if their demand for higher wages and increased staffing is not met. The state has a contingency plan to deploy the National Guard to help monitor care.

Pedro Zayas is a spokesman for the union — SEIU District 1199 New England. He said they are also prepared to widen the strike if they fail to reach a deal.

Charlie Neibergall / AP

A union of Long Island power workers avoided going on strike by approving a last-minute contract with their employer, National Grid.

Frank Franklin II / AP

The union that represents 500 Long Island Rail Road train operators has filed for federal mediation during a potential contract impasse.

Reed Saxon / AP

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit on Tuesday over Amazon’s alleged neglect of COVID-19 guidelines and safety laws to protect workers.

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
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A Connecticut economist said Governor Ned Lamont’s proposal to seek salary concessions from the state’s unionized workers to balance the budget is a bad idea.

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